Thursday, October 11, 2007

Negligent Credentialing?

From the American Medical Association

Hospital can be sued for credentialing doctor with questionable qualifications, Minnesota high court rules

Physicians fear that a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision could compromise statutory peer review protections and taint physicians in medical liability cases that are tied to negligent credentialing claims.

For the first time, the high court recognized that patients can sue hospitals for allegedly granting privileges to doctors with questionable credentials. The unanimous decision adds Minnesota to a list of at least 25 other states that recognize negligent credentialing claims.


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